Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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"Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge"
"Trip Log ... November 25, 2007"
The River "S" Unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge has a 4.2 mile auto tour route and 1.5 mile seasonal hiking trail. The auto tour is an excellent way to see the Refuge. A pair of binoculars is a must and a camera makes it even more fun !!!

The White-tailed Kite and the Herring Gull are firsts for me. Birds 97 and 98 photographed at the Refuge for the year.

This trip includes ...
Red-tail Hawk ... White-tailed Kite ... Herring Gull ... Tundra Swan ... Greater White-fronted Geese ... Great Blue Heron ... Great Egret ... American Wigeon ... Bald Eagle ... Great Horned Owl ... Raccoon ...

 
Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk ... "portrait" ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.
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Red-tailed Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


White-tailed Kite ... MORE White-tailed Kite images

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White-tailed Kite. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


Herring Gull ... MORE Herring Gull images

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Herring Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


Tundra Swans ... MORE Tundra Swan images

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Tundra Swan. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.
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Tundra Swans. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.
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Tundra Swan. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


Greater White-fronted Geese ... MORE White-fronted Geese images

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Greater White-fronted Geese. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.
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Greater White-fronted Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.
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Greater White-fronted Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.
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Greater White-fronted Goose. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron ... with evening sun ... Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


American Wigeon ... MORE American Wigeon images

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American Wigeon, on Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

For a long time the juvenile Bald Eagle perched high looking across Rest Lake. The adult flew in and chased him off before perching himself. These three images, while pushing the range of my camera equipment, show differences between the young eagle (4th year ???) and the adult.

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Bald Eagle, juvenile (left image) and adult (right image). View from across Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.
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Bald Eagle, adult. View from across Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


Great Horned Owl ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

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Great Horned Owl. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


Raccoon ... MORE Raccoon images

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Raccoon. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 25, 2007.


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